Mariya Khlyan

Further Personal Information
Residence
Kiev, UKR
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
International Business - Ternopil National Economic University: Ukraine
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2006 in Skalat, Ukraine.
Why this sport?
A number of her male friends were involved in weightlifting. They invited her to the gym to see how they trained and she discovered she enjoyed the sport.
Club / Team
Dynamo: Ukraine
Name of coach
Viktor Symiv [personal], UKR; Viktoria Shaymardanova [personal], UKR
International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Ukraine
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Paris, FRA
General Interest
Nicknames
Masha (VK profile, 21 Sep 2018)
Hobbies
Embroidery. (Athlete, 13 Sep 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 69kg category at the 2017 European Championships in Split, Croatia. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2018)
Most influential person in career
President of the local weightlifting federation Bogdan Oliynyk. (Athlete, 13 Sep 2016)
Hero / Idol
Kazakhstani weightlifter Ilya Ilyin. (Athlete, 13 Sep 2016)
Awards and honours
She has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in Ukraine. (uwf.net.ua, 14 Sep 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2018)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied physical education at Taras Shevchenko Regional Humanities and Pedagogical Academy in Kremenets, Ukraine. (Athlete, 21 Sep 2018)

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